China Arnold (born March 29, 1980, in Dayton, Ohio) is an American convicted murderer.
Arnold, who had been convicted of abduction in 2000, and forgery in 2002, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on September 8, 2008 for burning her 3-week old daughter, Paris, to death in a microwave oven on August 30, 2005.
At the time, Arnold lived with her children and her boyfriend, Terrell Talley, in a housing complex. Prosecutors said that she placed Paris into the microwave after an argument with Talley over the baby's paternity; she told investigators that she was intoxicated. Arnold took Paris to the hospital the next day, where she died of her injuries. Arnold was arrested initially, then released due to lack of evidence. She was re-arrested in November 2006.